Felicity Gerry is an international Barrister, law lecturer & media commentator. She is one of the foremost legal experts which broadcasters go to for media commentary and presentation of legal issues.
Felicity is an international barrister specialising in sex, death and fraud trials. Her ongoing caseload includes international financial crime, historic sexual abuse, rape and murder.
Felicity lectures at Charles Darwin University in crime, tort (negligence, nuisance, trespass and defamation) and practical advocacy where she is also researching human rights issues including:
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Lawyers’ duties to trafficked victims
- Lessons for the declaration on Indigenous rights from the ECHR
- The Rule of Law online
Felicity is a memorable advocate & a popular and experienced broadcaster with many appearances on BBC News, Panorama, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC’s The Big Questions, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Law in Action, BBC Radio 2, BBC 5 Live and Channel 5. She writes regularly for the broadsheet and legal press, from The Times to Counsel Magazine and has a weekly column in Criminal Law and Justice Weekly.
Felicity is the co–author of “The Sexual Offences Handbook”. The second edition to be released in 2014 can be pre-ordered here. Her podcasts for CPDCast.com are some of the most popular in the UK.
She is regularly approached to speak on international issues including human trafficking & rape in conflict zones. She has pioneered treatment of vulnerable defendants & champions the position of women lawyers.
Her greatest skill is in communicating complex legal issues in a simple and understandable way. She is on the board of politically independent legal think tank Halsbury’s Law Exchange.
Felicity is recommended in the Legal 500 for 2013 as a “fearless and effective advocate” and in 2012 as “tenacious in court”. She is an entertaining public speaker and a prolific and popular tweeter. She can be followed @felicitygerry
Fraud & Financial Offending
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Felicity writes joint article for the Guardian on 10 reasons why our FGM law has failed – and 10 ways to improve it
February 6 was International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Felicity wrote an article for the Guardian and appeared on ABC Darwin (see below) to discuss this topic. Read Felicity’s article here.
Felicity speaks to Vicki Kerrigan on ABC Darwin, advocating the prevention of Female Genital Mutilation
You can listen here to Felicity talk about why we all need to be aware of this practice.
Read Vicki Kerrigan’s FGM blog post here
Felicity appears on Channel 4 documentary: The Cruel Cut
Felicity Gerry appeared in The Cruel Cut on Channel 4 at 10.45pm on Wednesday 6th November as part of the campaign to end the practice of female genital mutilation.